Rep. Teresa Martinez was born and raised in Casa Grande, the heart of Pinal County.
Teresa is a single mom of a 19-year-old son in his 2nd year of college. She is the oldest of 5 children and her dad was a miner at the San Manuel Mine.
Rep. Martinez has a long history working in politics, holding multiple positions for two Members of Congress and for the former Republican Arizona Secretary of State. She has worked with candidates and political party officials to get Republicans elected for 20 years.
Before getting into politics, Teresa worked as long term substitute teacher at her alma mater Casa Grande Union High School for several years and at the Frito Lay factory in Casa Grande.